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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Project Manager Youth Leadership Development Project Job at The international institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Project Manager Youth Leadership Development Project

Jobs at:
The international institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR)

Deadline of this Job:
Sunday March 26th, 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
Post Title: Project Manager Youth Leadership Development Project
Reports to: Director, Programs
The incumbent will steer effective partnership building and maintenance with stakeholders that have a role in youth empowerment and development; stimulate pro~youth programmes and undertake initiatives to unlock full potential of the youth to facilitate pro-activism in providing solutions to their social challenges while nurturing their leadership skills.
These stakeholders will include but are not limited to; Local governments (at both upper and lower level), Educational institutions, CSOs, Private sector and Communities, in the Northern region of Uganda.
The Project Manager will facilitate Planning, implementation and overall management of the Youth Leadership Development Programme in the project area.
  • To build sustainable partnerships with district and national level entities that have a stake in youth leadership development
  • To mobilize and effectively engage with the youth in the select schools in order to realize their full potential as youth leaders.
  • To build the capacity of stakeholders to relate youth leadership and social development
  • Offer overall leadership to project execution
  • Develop and monitor the implementation of annual and quarterly consolidated work plans, procurement plans and budgets in line with project goals/objectives
  • Provide technical support to team in making annual and quarterly activity work plans and budgets and ensure the plans are executed as scheduled
  • Monitor and track project's progress and handle any issues that arise
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans and reports
  • Manage the translation of plans into operations and monitor their implementation
  • Monitor and supervise timely and quality implementation of project annual plans and targets
  • Act as the point of contact and communicate project status adequately to all participants
  • Pro-actively look out for funding opportunities and develop fundable proposals in line with IIRR strategy 2020
  • Track project performance in alignment to project results framework and budget
  • Develop performance objectives with and appraise staff
  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships and networks with key stakeholders and other partner organizations involved in youth programs and advocate for comprehensive, relevant and harmonized interventions in the region in line with various program objectives and Central and Local Governments.
  • Ensure periodic reports are written and shared with relevant stakeholders in time and in agreed formats
  • Manage budget according to project budget expenditure within planned time frame and approved budgets
  • Implement policies that promote accountability of resources
Qualifications/Selection criteria
  • The preferred candidate must possess the following minimum qualifications:
  • An Honors Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Social Administration, Sociology or Education obtained from a recognized institution of higher learning. .
  • Post graduate training in Project Planning and Management
  • Master's degree in a relevant area such as Human Rights will be an added advantage.
  • Five (5) years’ experience working in implementing and or managing community based, youth programs in reputable Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills
Personal Qualities
  • Ability to effectively communicate with donor partners is a must.
  • Ability to easily identify with the youth, their needs and supporting them to understand their potential
  • Demonstrable capacity in networking, partnership building, mentoring and training in leadership aspects
  • Proficiency and fluency in English language is a requirement, knowledge of other local languages; Knowledge of Luo will be an advantage.
  • A tolerant, youth friendly individual with capacity and experience in dealing with youth dynamics is highly desired.
Job application procedure
Job application procedure Interested candidates are to apply by email with an up to date CV and cover letter including contacts of 3 referees and current remuneration package. Closing date for application is Sunday March 26th, 2017 before midnight Email:  , 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted IIRR is an equal opportunity employer